About the Program
Vanuatu’s citizenship programme by investment 一 the fastest in the world. You’ll get a second passport in 1一2 months if you make a contribution to the National Development Fund.
Together with the investor, the whole family together with the parents can participate in the programme. The programme has been running since January 2017.
Benefits of the Vanuatu Programme and passport
1. Low Investment Cost
Foreigners can invest in the country’s economy from USD $130,000 and get a Vanuatu passport.
2. Fast Registration
Citizenship can be obtained in 1-2 months. It is the fastest programme in the world.
3. Visa-free entry to 134 countries
A Vanuatu passport allows visa-free travel to 130 countries around the world, including the Schengen Area, the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Vanuatu nationals can simply apply for a 10-year visa to the USA and an e-visa to Australia.
4. Remote Procedures
You can take part in the program from anywhere in the world 一 we will prepare documents without your personal presence.
5. Tax Optimisation
Vanuatu has the same taxes for residents and non-residents. Individuals pay no taxes on income, wealth, inheritance, capital gains, or export of capital. VAT is 12.5%.
Steps toward Vanuatu Citizenship
Step 1: Preliminary Check (1-2days)
Due Diligence is a key stage of the program. The results of due diligence will determine whether the government of the country will approve the investor’s application for citizenship. Therefore, it is necessary to seriously prepare for Due Diligence.
A Compliance officer will carry out a preliminary check. A certified anti-money-laundering compliance officer will examine the investor’s situation and warn of possible risks.
If issues arise during the screening process that may cause the investor’s application to be rejected, the company will offer other citizenship programmes for the investment.
Step 2: Entering into an Agreement
If the preliminary check is successful, the investor enters into a cooperation agreement with the agent.
Step 3: Document Preparation
Our lawyers recommend which documents should be part of the programme package. Completeness of the information provided will help avoid additional queries and save time.
Then a law firm collects the documents, translated, apostilled and completes the government forms.
Step 4: Due Diligence of the Finance Department:
Submission of the investor’s initial package of documents to the Finance Department of the Vanuatu government. Payment of Due Diligence Fee – USD$ 5000.
Step 5: Due Diligence of the program department:
Submission of a complete package of documents. The investor pays 25% of the investment amount.
Step 6: Application approval and Investment Payment
When the programme department approves the application, the investor pays the remaining 75% of the investment.
Step 7: Taking the oath, obtaining a Vanuatu passport
To obtain a certificate of citizenship and a passport, investor need to take an oath.
Investor don’t have to fly to Vanuatu to take the oath. Investor can invite the swearing-in commissioner and the immigration officer to the investor’s country of residence.
A naturalization certificate and passport can be obtained after taking the oath. The company will send the documents by delivery service to the address convenient for the investor.